Summary: 1 of 5 Jesus presented a model to guide His disciple's praying. Our country is not truly free until it seeks God's face. We are not praying & we are not free until we embrace...
French writer Alexis de Tocqueville(author of ‘Democracy in America’(appearing in two volumes: 1835 & 1840), after visiting America in 1831, said, "I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, & boundless forests--& it was not there. I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, & in her institutions of higher learning--& it was not there. I looked for it in her democratic Congress & her matchless Constitution--& it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America & heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius & power. America is great because America is good, & if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great!"
*In 1776, 11 of the 13 colonies required that one had to be a Christian to be eligible to run for political office.
54 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Christians, 27 held theology degrees.
*In 1777, the Continental Congress voted to spend $300,000 to purchase Bibles for distribution in the nation.
*94% of the writings of the founding fathers of the U.S. contained quotations from the Holy Scriptures.
"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: that it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."— John Quincy Adams(6th president)
Deut 8:6-14, 17, 20—““Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways & to fear Him. For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains & springs, that flow out of valleys & hills; a land of wheat & barley, of vines & fig trees & pomegranates, a land of olive oil & honey; a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron & out of whose hills you can dig copper. When you have eaten & are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you. Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, & His statutes which I command you today, lest--when you have eaten & are full, & have built beautiful houses & dwell in them; & when your herds & your flocks multiply, & your silver & your gold are multiplied, & all that you have is multiplied; when your heart is lifted up, & you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;”.....“then you say in your heart, ‘My power & the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’”.....“As the nations which the LORD destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the LORD your God.”
Ezek. 16:5-15, 22, 30—““No eye pitied you, to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you; but you were thrown out into the open field, when you yourself were loathed on the day you were born. And when I passed by you & saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ “I made you thrive like a plant in the field; & you grew, matured, & became very beautiful. Your breasts were formed, your hair grew, but you were naked & bare. When I passed by you again & looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you & covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you & entered into a covenant with you, & you became Mine,” says the Lord GOD. “Then I washed you in water; yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood, & I anointed you with oil. I clothed you in embroidered cloth & gave you sandals of badger skin; I clothed you with fine linen & covered you with silk. I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists, & a chain on your neck. And I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears, & a beautiful crown on your head. Thus you were adorned with gold & silver, & your clothing was of fine linen, silk, & embroidered cloth. You ate pastry of fine flour, honey, & oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, & succeeded to royalty. Your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor which I had bestowed on you,” says the Lord GOD. But you trusted in your own beauty, played the harlot because of your fame, & poured out your harlotry on everyone passing by who would have it......“And in all your abominations & acts of harlotry you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked & bare, struggling in your blood.””.....“How degenerate is your heart!” says the Lord GOD, “seeing you do all these things, the deeds of a brazen harlot.”